Παρασκευή, 6 Νοεμβρίου 2009

Chinese Won Ton Soup

For 4 servings you'll need :

For the dough:
160 ml water
250 gr wheat flour but you might need to add more
1 egg
salt

For the filling:
100 gr soybeans
200 gr carrots
200 gr beans
125 gr fresh onions
2 tablespoons soy sauce
pepper

and 800 ml vegetable stock


Put flour in a bowl, creating with your hand a small hole in the middle. Put the egg in the hole and add salt and the water. Knead making a soft dough that is not sticky. Add more flour if you need to. Make the dough a small ball, cover it with a wet cloth and place it in the fridge for 30 min.

Dust the work surface with flour. Roll the dough untill it's quite thin.



Cut the dough into square pieces (6x6 cm)



To make the filling, cut the beans, the soybeans, the onions and the carrots in small pieces and add the soy sause, salt and pepper to the mixture.



Place a teaspoon of the filling in each one of the square pieces of dough.


Fold making small pouches.



Warm up in a pan the vegetable stock and add the won ton. Let them boil in medium heat for about 10 min (although it might take more than that)



Put the won ton in a bowl and add some of the stock.

Κυριακή, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2009

Tortellini Au Gratin

I adore tortellini, they taste so good even if you just boil them and eat them plain.
This recipe is easier than it looks if you want to try something different.

For 4 servings you'll need :

500 gr tortellini ( I chose mine with cheese)
25 gr fresh tomato sauce
250 gr mushrooms
75 gr butter
75 gr grated parmesan
3 tbsp whipping cream



Boil the tortellini for 16 mins in salted water


Cook the sliced mushrooms with half of the butter in a pan, and add salt and pepper.


In a different pan warm up the tomato sauce, mixing it with the cream.


Put butter on the bottom of an oven dish(pyrex). Then add half of the tortellini, on top of that half of the tomato sauce and half of the mushrooms. Repeat with the rest of the incredients. Put the cheese and the rest of the butter in small pieces on top.


Bake in the oven in high temperature for 15 mins until they take a golden colour.


And ready!


xxx